I'm not big on talking about myself. I never have been, and I don't really think I ever will be. For me, what matters are the images I make.
I grew up in a small town outside of Pittsburgh where photography wasn't something you set your sights on doing for a living. I moved south and went to photography school in Florida where I made the decision to become a successful commercial photographer. Along the way, I became interested in moving images and became a director as well.
I worked my ass off, and I've had the privilege of working with some of the best creatives in the world who hired me to do what I love to do - make images. As a result, I've traveled the world and found myself in places I could never have imagined, and I've met amazing people along the way. I've worked with a dream list of clients, and I've won enough industry awards that even my mom is proud.
I’ve had a couple of books published, my photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the U.S. and Europe, and I have photographs in the permanent collections of a few museums.
I have a hard time differentiating between my assignment work and my personal work. Whether I'm doing an ad campaign, a look book, an editorial shoot, a TV spot or a pro bono project, it's personal for me. Everything I shoot is personal. My favorite job is always my next job because there’s nothing I enjoy more than making images, aside from my family of course.
I love what I do. I truly do. I couldn’t have chosen a better career for myself, and I can’t imagine spending my life doing anything other than exactly what I’m doing.
2015 International Photography Awards Sports Photographer of the Year, 2005 Lucie Awards Advertising Photographer of the Year, Lüerzer’s International Archive 200 Best Advertising Photographers Worldwide, Communication Arts Advertising Annual, Communication Arts Design Annual, Communication Arts Photography Annual, Art Directors Club, One Show and ADDY Awards.
2015 Sochi 2014: The Olympic Games Through the Lens of John Huet and David Burnett, London: Giles
2015 London 2012, The Olympic Games Through the Lens of John Huet and David Burnett, London: Giles
2002 The Fire Within: Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games: 12 Photographers' Quest to Capture the Olympic Spirit, Salt Lake City: Salt Lake Olympic Committee
1997 Soul of the Game: Images and Voices of Street Basketball, New York: Workman Publishing
2016 Group Exhibition, Who Shot Sports, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Group Exhibition, Hoop Shots, Bank of Montreal, Toronto, Canada
2014 Two-Person Exhibition, From London to Sochi: The Games as seen by David Burnett and John Huet, Musée Olympique, Lausanne, Switzerland
2012 Group Exhibition, The Olympic Journey, The Story of The Games, Royal Opera House, London, England
2004 Group Exhibition, Games for the Gods: The Greek Athlete and the Olympic Spirit, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2002 Group Exhibition, The Fire Within, Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Solo Exhibition, Soul of the Game, The Charles H Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI
1998 Solo Exhibition, Soul of the Game, SK Josefsberg Gallery, Portland, OR
1998 Solo Exhibition, Soul of the Game, Ogilvy & Mather, New York, NY
1998 Solo Exhibition, Soul of the Game, The Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA
1998 Solo Exhibition, Soul of the Game, The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
1997 Solo Exhibition, Soul of the Game, The Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH
1997 Solo Exhibition, Soul of the Game, The International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Musée Olympique, Lausanne, Switzerland
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Olympic Cauldron Park, Salt Lake City, UT